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Lost Nation, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lost Nation had a population of 441 as of July 1, 2016. Lost Nation ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lost Nation is located at latitude 41.9666 and longitude -90.8167 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lost Nation (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Lost Nation (GNIS ID: 2395767) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lost Nation is located within Township of Sharon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lost Nation population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lost Nation, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 441
Population in Households 441
Population in Familes 342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 694
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $82,937
Average Home Value $118,085


Median Household Income $45,748
Average Household Income $63,693
Per Capita Income $27,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.14%
Households 0.0% -0.1%
Families 0.13% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lost Nation, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Nation to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 501 51st
Population Density1 # 498 51st
Diversity Index2 # 841 17th
Median Household Income # 756 25th
Per Capita Income # 437 57th

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